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posted by [personal profile] akamine_chan at 05:02am on 26/02/2016
I hate to be a wet blanket, but XColibur hasn't been supported for years. I can't find the official announcement, but one of the design team said in 2008 that it hadn't been supported in years at that point...

Not supported means that if it's broken, LJ most probably isn't going to try to fix it.

I only mention it because at least one of the support requests I saw in the queue was a very demanding FIX IT NOW kinda thing, which made me suspect that people aren't thinking through what not supported means.

Which I know sucks if you're using a thing and it works perfectly well for you, and the company decides it's too old or outdated or whatever and decides not to support it anymore...I'm still using Windows XP, myself, so I get it.

But, maybe it's time to look at alternatives.
Edited Date: 2016-02-26 05:03 am (UTC)
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posted by [personal profile] malnpudl at 04:48am on 27/02/2016
Oh, I know. My professional life was in the software industry, so I know better than most what's involved from LJ's side as well as the user's. In fact, I was often directly involved in making sure there was a balanced representation of both user and corporate points of view when we (the software vendor) made decisions about when to terminate support on which products/features/versions, and on what terms, and in some cases it was my job to communicate that to the client base. So I truly do get it.

Like I said, I know I've been riding a dying horse for many years now. If it's finally time to send it off to the knackers, though, I would have liked a few weeks' warning so I could transition gracefully. Now it looks like that may not happen. So it goes. *wry grin*

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